Chameleons are known for changing the way they look to blend into their environment. Unfortunately, a disease exists that, like a chameleon mimics it’s surrounding environment, “mimics” other diseases. That is, the symptoms often cause it to be diagnosed as another disease. This dread disease is…
You’ve probably heard about Lyme Disease, and it has struck fear in your heart of being bitten by a tic and developing that target-shaped rash. First symptoms of Lyme Disease typically include fatigue, fever, headaches, and achy muscles and joints. But, even worse, Dr. Mercola says, “If left untreated, the disease may progress to muscle spasms, loss of motor coordination, and even intermittent paralysis, meningitis, or heart problems.”
That’s when things get scary. Dr. Mecola goes on to say,
“Lyme is known as “the great imitator,” as it can mimic many other disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS), arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, ALS, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s disease. When nothing unusual shows up on blood tests, some patients are even told their problems are ‘all in their head,’ and may be referred to a psychologist.”
Making Lyme Disease even more difficult to diagnose is the fact that blood tests are unreliable due to the underlying bacteria being able to infect the white blood cells themselves. Because lab tests measure proper functioning of a person’s cellular response to an infection, the infecting of the white blood cells inhibits the response of these cells and can lead to misleading blood test results.
Fortunately, there is hope for full recovery upon treatment of Lyme Disease. A summary of Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D.’s treatment strategy is as follows:
- Evaluation of all external factors. External factors include electrosmog, EMF, microwave radiation from wireless technologies, and molds. (For more information on mold, see Ritchie Shoemaker’s website21).
- Remediation and mitigation of external factors. Once external factors have been assessed, they’re remediated and mitigated. (Please refer to our previous article on mold remediation.) To mitigate microwave radiation, Dr. Klinghardt recommends shielding the outside of your home with a graphite paint called Y Shield. Inside, he uses a special silver-coated cloth for your curtains. Patients are instructed to remove all cordless telephones and turn off all the fuses at night, until they have recovered from Lyme disease.
- Addressing emotional issues. Emotional components of the disease are addressed using Energy Psychology tools, including psychokinesiology (PK), which is similar to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), but more refined and advanced.
- Addressing parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections. Dr. Klinghardt addresses the parasites first, followed by the bacteria and the viruses. “The Klinghardt Antimicrobial Cocktail,” which includes wormwood (artemisinin), phospholipids, vitamin C, and various herbs, is an integral part of this treatment. He addresses viral infections with Viressence (by BioPure), which is a tincture of Native American herbs.
- Addressing other lifestyle factors. Nutritional considerations and supplements are addressed.
So, while Lyme Disease can be difficult to diagnose, it is not a hopeless situation, and new efforts are being made to reduce and eliminate the suffering caused by this disease.